Anti-Trump Jan. 6 Witness Cassidy Hutchinson Worked for Trump Nine Months After Jan. 6: Report

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Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House staffer who later turned critical of President Donald Trump, continued to work on Trump’s team for nine months following the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.

During an appearance before the Democrat-dominated House Jan. 6 committee, Hutchinson made claims about Trump’s alleged behavior on Jan. 6 which raised eyebrows among conservative and Republican commentators, who generally dismissed Hutchinson’s claims as outlandish.

The testimony provided by Hutchinson, which has since been denied by both Trump and the Secret Service, cast Trump in a sharply negative light, portraying Trump on and before Jan. 6 as being moody and unable to restrain his temper.

However, despite later turning on Trump, documents obtained by Insider appear to show that Hutchinson continued to work on Trump’s post-presidential team well into 2021—staying on the team for months after the events of Jan. 6.

According to the documents, obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request after an initial struggle by the current administration to withhold them, Hutchinson served as a “coordinator” for Trump’s post-presidential office from about January 20, 2021, to April 1, 2021. Post-presidential teams are not paid for out of pocket by former presidents, but rather continue to receive taxpayer support; as “coordinator,” Hutchinson made an annual salary of $90,000 at taxpayers’ expense.

Hutchinson’s continued position is in stark contrast to her high-flying condemnations to the House Jan. 6 panel.

Speaking about the events of Jan. 6, Hutchinson said: “As an American, I was disgusted. It was unpatriotic. It was un-American. We were watching the Capitol building get defaced over a lie. And it was something that was really hard in that moment to digest knowing what I’d been hearing down the hall in the conversations that were happening.”

Even as Hutchinson continued to work under Trump, others on his staff who shared her pronounced sentiments on the events of Jan. 6 began to quickly retire from his office where they felt obligated to as a matter of conscience, which many former White House staffers and advisers have since said that they did.

Before the documents were unveiled, Hutchinson’s movements in the aftermath of Jan. 6 were hotly-contested.

Trump himself indicated that he barely knew Hutchinson in a post to Truth Social following her testimony.

“I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than I heard very negative things about her (a total phony and ‘leaker’), and when she requested to go with certain others of the team to Florida after my having served a full term in office, I personally turned her request down,” Trump claimed. “Why did she want to go with us if she felt we were so terrible? I understand that she was very upset and angry that I didn’t want her to go, or be a member of the team. She is bad news!”... (Read more)